All degree-seeking students at ISA Lille must carry out an “assistant engineer internship” (SAI) at
the end of the bachelor-level program or Master 1 year.
The main purpose of this internship, lasting for at least eight weeks (forty days), is to provide an immersion in the professional world in a field of the student’s choice. This process of discovery helps to guide students in their future development and build career plans. It gives them the technical and interpersonal skills and knowledge of the business world that are essential for any engineer. The SAI enables students to immerse
themselves in a company/sector that interests them, or to assist an executive (not necessarily an engineer) occupying a role they themselves would like to fill. The interns are given one or more missions relevant to the curriculum defined by ISA Lille and approved by the host organization.
The knowledge and skills to be acquired/developed through the internship may include:
Scientific, technical, economic and/or regulatory knowledge about a subject
Carrying out an analysis or consultancy mission with the appropriate tools
Collecting and processing information and data and suggesting appropriate solutions
Reporting information in a relevant way
Working as part of a team
Using interpersonal skills, adapting to the workplace and demonstrating professional ethics
Demonstrating an ability to analyse and summarise
Demonstrating initiative and independence
Using creativity, ability to anticipate, imagination and a proactive approach
The ability to question one’s judgement
The internship will be evaluated based on the following:
The internship mentor’s assessment
Validation interview with a referring teacher
The internship counts for 6 ECTS points (European credits) of the 60 ECTS points awarded for the fourth year of the engineering course (Master 1).